by (@JordanRuntagh)

We Asked Our Staff To Pick The Top Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years. It Turned Into A Nasty HR Issue.

OK, maybe we didn’t actually come to blows when discussing who deserves the Queen of Pop title —but it came pretty close! From Beyonce to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift to Mariah Carey, we hold our favorite diva very close to our hearts, and today’s launch of the VH1 Pop Queen Faceoff brought all of these feelings bubbling up to the surface. The debate may have gotten a little heated at times, but a little passion is a good thing, right? Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Who Is The Ultimate Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years? Let The Games Begin!

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There seems to be no doubt that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. This indisputable fact has seeped into popular consciousness to the point where there can be no serious pretenders to the throne. But there are a number of super-talented superstars who’ve laid claim to the Queen of Pop title. To some, Madonna may seem like the obvious choice, but what about current Queen Beyonce? And let’s not forget the unrivaled sales records of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. From iconic images of Britney Spears dancing in a high school hallway to Lady Gaga‘s way-out styles, each generation has their own favorite pop duchess. But there has never been a definitive crowning of a Queen— until now. Welcome to VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff, a multi-week voting bracket that aims to settle the debate once and for all. Read on to meet our competitors!

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Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys’ “Empire State Of Mind”, Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell’s “Drop It Likes It’s Hot” + More Throwback Hits

Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.

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by (@TaylorFerber)

15 Reasons We Miss Buying CDs

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Before the iPod and every other Apple product took over the world, we were able to engage in the magical experience and staple of the ’90s: CD shopping. And buying CDs wasn’t like taking part in any other purchase, simply because it was life changing. We’re here to help you remember why.

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by (@sllambe)

Every Year of the ’90s Ranked According to Music

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As millennials relive the ‘90s in all its glory, it’s hard not to celebrate the ups and downs of music over the course of the decade. As technology and the political climate changed so did fans appetite for genres like gangsta rap, grunge, new jack swing, punk, and pop. These different styles of music helped usher in new artists, like Mariah Carey, Nirvana, BoyzIIMen, Spice Girls, and Puff Daddy, that would go on to become mainstays of the ‘90s.

As with any nostalgic music post, things need to be ranked and, in this case, we ranked each year based on selection of music and events to happen over the course of the ‘90s.

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Gym Jams Of The Stars: Which Songs Make Celebs Sweat?

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We all know that there’s nothing better than getting in the zone at the gym with your favorite song. Whether you’re pumping some iron or sweating it out by running on the treadmill, you need to get motivated by having that beat drop in your headphones. And you’re not the only one! Stars like Katy Perry, Michelle Obama, Phillip Phillips, and more also have their favorite workout songs, and we made a special playlist special for your next workout. Trust us, this mix has been given the celeb seal of approval! Read more…